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MANNHAI Complete Work On 'Evil Under the Sun'

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, featuring former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, have completed work on the follow-up to last year's The Sons Of Yesterday's Black Grouse CD, entitled Evil Under the Sun, for a November release through Spinefarm Records. Evil Under the Sun was recorded at Gothenburg, Sweden's Studio Mega and ...

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INFERNAL COMBUSTION #26 Launched

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The newest issue of the more-or-less monthly metal parody webzine Infernal Combustion is online now at www.infernalcombustion.com. This issue may be the most controversial yet -- the hate mail has begun. Everything from MESHUGGAH's packaging to Jason Newsted's clout to Vince Neil's unpaid bar tab to Dave Williams' "friends" to ...

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SOILENT GREEN Drummer Joins JONES'S LOUNGE

New Orleans-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), have begun rehearsing with SOILENT GREEN drummer Tommy Buckley. However, "this is not an indication that Tommy is leaving SOILENT GREEN," stated Thomas. "It's merely a situation that presented itself. Tommy and I have been ...

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DAVE WILLIAMS' Public Funeral Service: An Eyewitness Account

Fans got a chance to pay their respects to Dave Williams, singer for DROWNING POOL, at a public funeral service yesterday (Sunday, August 18th) at the Plano Center in Plano, Texas. A smaller, more private viewing was also held for friends and family on Saturday evening from 6-9 PM Central Time. According to one of ...

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ENDO's ZELICK Pays Tribute To Fallen DROWNING POOL Frontman

Zelick, bassist for Miami, Florida's ENDO, has posted the following message in memory of late DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams, who was found dead last Wednesday: "Our deepest condolences go out to our brothers in DROWNING POOL and all of their friends and families. We have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with DP ...

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DROWNING POOL Bus Auction "Hoax" Pulled From EBay

The tour bus in which DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams was found dead Wednesday afternoon was never for sale despite the fact that someone claiming to own the bus was attempting to sell it online through auction site eBay on Thursday, August 15th for $650,000, according to the tour bus company, Ziggy Coaches, ...

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DAVE WILLIAMS Autopsy "Inconclusive"

An autopsy conducted Thursday morning on the body of deceased DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams proved inconclusive, according to a Prince William County police spokesperson. A cause of death is expected to be determined from toxicology tests, which generally take four to six weeks. A public service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday ...

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PURE SWEET HELL Land On MTV2

PURE SWEET HELL, the side project of NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, have apparently made it to MTV2. Here's the band's official press release on the matter: "Iann Robinson, the lone Metal Crusader who does MTV News (you know the dude with the tattoos, sporting the mohawk), at the end of one of his news broadcasts ...

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DROWNING POOL Singer Found Dead

DROWNING POOL singer Dave Williams was found dead on the band's tour bus Wednesday afternoon (August 14th), according to a spokesperson for the group. He was 30 years old. The Dallas quartet was on tour with Ozzfest when Williams' body was discovered. Ozzfest had played the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, on Tuesday. ...

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MANNHAI Hard At Work On "Evil Under the Sun"

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, featuring former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, are have entered Gothenburg, Sweden's Studio Mega to record the follow-up to last year's The Sons Of Yesterday's Black Grouse CD, entitled Evil Under the Sun, for a November release through Spinefarm Records. The complete track listing for the album ...

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DROWNING POOL TO Cover METALLICA On "OZZFEST 2002" CD

DROWNING POOL's rendition of the METALLICA classic "Creeping Death" was reportedly recorded last week at the Massachusetts stop of Ozzfest for the forthcoming Ozzfest 2002 live album, due in August. Commented singer Dave Williams to Launch: "You know a lot of people would go, 'Well that doesn't surprise me. They're a heavy band.' But we ...

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EYEHATEGOD Announce UK Dates

New Orleans sludge-meisters EYEHATEGOD have announced the dates for their forthcoming UK tour around their appearance at the second Morrowfest, a festival-type event organized as a tribute to late MURDER ONE/ex-IRON MONKEY frontman Johnny Morrow. The details are as follows: Aug. 17 – Newport, UK @ TJ's Aug. 18 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City ...

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WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit Album: Complete Track Listing Announced

SLAYER's Tom Araya, SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister and CLUTCH's Neil Fallon are the among the artists confirmed to appear on Rise Above, an album benefiting the convicted killers known as the West Memphis Three. Due on October 8th through Henry Rollins' 2.13.61 label via Sanctuary Records, the LP was spearheaded by Rollins and ...

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DROWNING POOL Let Cremated Bodies Hit The Floor

DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams recently recounted a bizarre incident the band experienced when it appeared on the second stage of Ozzfest last year. "Ozzfest last year we were signing autographs at a signing and this lady came up with a zip-loc bag full of this white powder, and we were all going, 'Uh maybe ...

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CARMINE APPICE Speaks Out On "THE OSBOURNES" And Friendship With OZZY

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER drummer Carmine Appice still considers Ozzy his friend despite the fact that Sharon Osbourne fired him from the group under acrimonious circumstances back in 1984 (which eventually led to Appice suing the couple). In an interview with Electribasement.com's David L. Wilson, Carmine stated that "When I first saw [The Osbournes], I ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Enlist "Tonight The Stars Revolt!" Engineer To Co-Produce New Album

The current line-up of POWERMAN 5000—vocalist Spider One, bassist Siggy Siursen, guitarist Adam Williams (a.k.a. Adam12), drummer Adrian (a.k.a. AD7), and guitarist Mike Tempesta (a.k.a. M.33)— have reportedly spent the last few weeks in pre-production with co-producer Joe Baressi (who had engineered the group's platinum 1999 album, Tonight the Stars Revolt!) and are due to ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY, ICE-T To Appear On WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit Album

MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister and ICE-T are the latest artists scheduled to contribute to an album benefiting the convicted killers known as the West Memphis Three. As previously reported, the as-yet-untitled LP is spearheaded by Henry Rollins and will feature guest vocalists singing tunes originally recorded by the hardcore veteran's previous band, BLACK FLAG. So far ...

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